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Sportsmanship

Handout #340: 20 Ways to Avoid a Decision . . .; Dedication-Sacrifice-Desire

20 Ways to Avoid a Decision

  1. We tried that before.
  2. We’ve never done it that way before.
  3. I know a fellow who tried it.
  4. We’ve always done it this way.
  5. It’s too radical a change.
  6. We did all right without it.
  7. Our situation is different.
  8. We lack authority to change.
  9. We don’t have the time.
  10. Not enough help.
  11. It costs too much.
  12. It isn’t in the budget.
  13. We’re not ready for that.
  14. Let’s put it in writing.
  15. We should test it first.
  16. A committee should study it first.
  17. Let’s give it more thought.
  18. You’re right, but why now?
  19. Good thought but impractical.
  20. It can’t be done.

WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE???

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DEDICATION – SACRIFICE – DESIRE

He who won’t be denied will find a way.

It is no disgrace to fail, but to lie there and grunt is.

It is not he that enters upon any career, or starts in any race, he that runs well and perseveringly that gains the plaudits of others or the approval of his own conscience.

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.  That the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves, too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  — William H. Murray

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  • No horse gets anywhere till he is harnessed.  No stream ever drives anything until it is confined.  No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated and DISCIPLINED.
  • Athletic games/contests are generally won by the boys, the athletes with great desire.
  • It ain’t braggin’ if you’ve done it.
  • Everything cometh to him that waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth.
  • I asked of life:  “What have you to offer me?”  And the answer came:  “What have you to give me?”
  • It is impossible to get a toehold on success by acting like a heal.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #340: 20 Ways to Avoid a Decision. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #327: The Art of Being Gracious

The Art of Being Gracious

Everyone would like to be a gracious person.  Graciousness is a precious attribute of most of the things we yearn for – admiration, respect, love and happiness.  It is a mistake to think that one is born with this attribute.  It is an acquired trait, as readily acquired as good manners, which constitute a very important part of it.  But unlike most arts one does not need to have a special talent for it.  Only the sincere desire to be gracious – plus thoughtfulness and practice – are required.

The key to the art is the Golden Rule – applied so consistently that it becomes natural.  It is a matter of treating others the you would like to be treated – not because it is the diplomatic thing to do but because you want to treat them that way.

The art of being gracious is developed by doing kind things – and sometimes difficult things – in the kindest way, until such behavior becomes characteristic of you.  And how rewarding such a grace can be!  Wordsworth declared that such little, shameless, unremembered acts of kindness add up to the best portion of a good man’s life.

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The “We” in Medicine

For many yearsKenneth Roberts was a staff writer for the Saturday Evening Post.  In one of his pieces he told of watching s well-known surgeon preparing for a complex operation.  As he went through the laborious preparation for it – scrubbing for the allotted time and being helped into cap and rubber gloves – he seemed confident but a little tense.  Asked if he was “all set” he answered. “Almost,” and bowed his head for a moment.  Then calm and relaxed, he led the way to the operating room.  During the operation his hand never faltered.

“Afterwards,” said Roberts, “I told him I was a bit surprised by his praying before he went in.  I thought that a surgeon relied solely on his own ability.”  “A surgeon is only human,” the doctor answered.  “He can’t work miracles by himself.  I am certain science couldn’t have advanced as far as it has were it not for something stronger than mere man.  “You see,” the surgeon continued, “I feel so close to God when I am operating that I don’t know where my skill leaves off and His begins.”

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  • If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how men would believe, and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown?  But every night comes ou these enjoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It is funny peculiar, or funny ha-ha?  — John Hay
  • We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.  — George Bernard Shaw
  • Beware the furry of the patient man.  — John Bryden
  • A man, Sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.  — Samuel Johnson

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #327: The Art of Being Gracious. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #324: Pride

PRIDE

  • A champion must have the desire for perfection and the will to punish himself in the process.
  • One cannot always be a hero, one can always be a man.
  • Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
  • The surest way not to fail, is to be determined to succeed.
  • A warrior must take care that his spirit is never broken.
  • A strong will to win is more important than a strong body.
  • Concentrate on your game and not your opponent’s.
  • If we create something special, we must be something.
  • You are on the warrior path when there is not an inch of difference between what you do and who you are.
  • Hustle:  You can’t survive without it.
  • Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
  • True greatness consists of being great in little things.
  • REPUTATION is what men think you are:  CHARACTER is what God knows you are.
  • The real measure of an athlete is not what he is . . . but what he could be.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #324: Pride. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #318: Cooperation

Cooperation

  1. It is carrying out one’s team assignments in the spirit of mutual good and without thoughts of “what’s it going to do for me?”
  2. It is the key to all successful organizations, clubs and groups.  The more a boy helps others, the more he is liked and respected.  The more boys learn this, the better their team, or their club becomes as a place of good fellowship.
  3. Acts of cooperation require discipline, fair play, respect for team and many other qualities that go to make up a fine reputation.
  4. It will yield your team a reputation of being wanted on opponent schedules year after year – for nothing makes one wanted than the reputation of being cooperative.
  5. It will make games more enjoyable because opponents, officials and spectators respect teams for acts of cooperation as well as ability.
  6. It will give opponents no alibi when they lose.  Many poor losers like to hook onto such poor excuses as “lack of cooperation” from the team they lost to.
  7. Spectators often like to root for a cooperative gang of fellows even if opponents rather than a band of soreheads even from their own town.
  8. No greater show of group cooperation is that of fans applauding acts of good sportsmanship or rugged courage on our athletic fields.
  9. When a youngster gets up to give his seat to an elderly person – or when he opens the door to let an older person pass through – it’s usually the result of training in good manners by an intelligent coach.
  10. By banning together in a common cause boys learn the fundamentals of good American citizenship – one for all and all for one.

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BULLETIN BOARD

  • PREJUDICE is being down on what we are not up on.
  • LIES will get any man into trouble, but HONESTY is its won defense.
  • There is no gain without pain.
  • A little impatience spoils great plans.
  • Don’t be afraid of enthusiasm – IT WORKS!
  • PERSEVERANCE – “Much rain wears marble.”  Shakespeare
  • Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
  • LOYALTY – “We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • COURAGE – “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” – Emerson

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #318: Cooperation. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #304: Brawn is Not Enough . . .

Brawn is Not Enough

Athletic ability should go hand in hand with scholarship.  The man who has the downright courage and fine coordination to play any of our great games successfully should by the same attributes be an outstanding student.  Without a good mind he cannot play the game greatly.

To succeed in games, he must show attention, concentration, tenacity and initiative . . .  the very foundation of scholarship.  If he is truly a great athlete, it goes without saying that he has the energy and sparkling vitality that should also put him at the very top in the classroom.

We know that athletics, both in training and competition, build Moral Fibre, gameness, loyalty and Respect for Authority.  We know that they teach us to think clearly and act positively in the stress of a contest and that they make us more companionable and considerate of the other fellow.  BUT this training should be but the complement of a mental growth that is ours through driving study.

The day of the brawny, burly, brainless chap is past.  On the athletic field and in every day life, the world demands a keen, clear thinking mind, a virile body, all governed by kindliness, saneness and courage.  A combination of athletics and scholarship will develop such a man.  — Nebraska High School Association Bulletin.

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How Do You Measure Up?

  • Three of the most difficult things in life are to keep a secret, forget an injury and make good use of free time.  — The Old Teacher
  • There is only one method of meeting life’s test:  Just keep on striving an’ hope for the best.
  • The five “S’s” that are necessary for football:  1. Spirit  2.  Speed  3. Skill  4. Savvy  5. Size.  If you don’t have the first four, don’t worry about the fifth.
  • He who won’t be denied will find a way.
  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. — George Bernard Shaw
  • You must become something more than “mere men” on the pain of becoming otherwise something less.
  • We like someone because.  We love someone although.
  • A successful person is one who went ahead and did the thing the rest of us never quite got around to.
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #304: Brawn is Not Enough. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #298: The Quality Athlete; Abraham Lincoln’s Creed

THE QUALITY ATHLETE . . .

HE IS LOYAL, IS HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND HAS INTEGRITY.

HE IS ENTHUSIASTIC AND EXERCISES INITIATIVE.

HE HAS A WILLING SPIRIT AND WILL NEVER GIVE UP.

HE HAS HEART – THE COURAGE TO OVERCOME ODDS, TO FIGHT BACK.

HE HAS NORMAL FEARS – BUT STICKS IT OUT AND FIGHTS.

HE IS VERSATILE – HE CAN DO MORE THAN ONE THING WELL.

HE IS A TEAM PLAYER – HE UNDERSTANDS THE NEED FOR DISCIPLINE.

HE PROMPTLY AND EAGERLY ASSUMES THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEADERSHIP – BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD – BOTH IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL.

HE ALWAYS PLACES HIS FAMILY, HIS SCHOOL, HIS TEAM, BEFORE SELF.

HE HAS CONFIDENCE IN BEING AT HIS BEST WHEN THE GOING IS TOUGHEST.

HE HAS THE DETERMINATION, THE DEDICATION, AND THE PRIDE TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.

HE HATES MEDIOCRITY, HE STRIVES TO BE PERSONABLE, HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.

HE IS A CHRISTIAN GENTLEMEN * HE ALWAYS REMEMBERS TO SHOW AND EXPRESS HIS GRATITUDE TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED HIM ALONG THE WAY.

HE IS THE KIND OF KID THAT MAKES COACHING A VERY SPECIAL PLEASURE.

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S CREED … I believe in God, the almighty Ruler of nations, our great and good and merciful Maker, our Father in heaven, who notes the fall of a sparrow and numbers the hairs on our heads. I recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proved by all history that those nations are blessed whose God is Lord. I believe that the will of God prevails. Without him, all human reliance is vain. With that assistance I cannot fail. I have a solemn vow registered in heaven to finish the work I am in, in full view of my responsibility to my God, with malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives me to see the right. – Complied by William E. Barton.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #298: The Quality Athlete; Abraham Lincoln’s Creed. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #292: Coach- Take My Son and Make Him a Man

Coach- Take my Son and Make him a Man . . .

Dear Coach:

My son will come to you today and wants to try out for your team. It is going to be sort of strange and new to him for a while, and I wish you would sort of treat him gently, but make him a man.

You see, up to now he’s been King of the Roost. He’s been boss of our backyard. His mother has always been near to soothe and repair his feelings. but now, things are going to be different, coach, for today he will start out on a great new adventure. It is an adventure that will probably include defeat and tragedy and sorrow within his soul. But I believe this is the best road for him to travel if he is to become a man.

So, Coach, I wish you would sort of look after him. Teach him the things that he must know. Be firm when you must, but gentle as you can. He will have to learn, I know, that playing sports is for a favored few; for the really strong and tough; for those who like and take it rough.

In your world of sport, he will see that all men are not just, that all men are not true, but teach him to play fair and try to win is the thing he must strive to do.  He must learn it is far more honorable to fail with a good try rather than to cheat or lie.

Teach him to stand up to those who would be tough, but to be gentle and have compassion for those of misfortune who have had life rough.

Teach him, if you can, Coach, that for every defeat someday there will be a victory, that for every loss there will be a win, and with each win, there will come a new friend.

Let him learn early that to make an excuse will only result in self abuse, and that those who talk a lot usually put themselves on the spot.

Teach him, if you can, Coach, how to laugh when he’s sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success.

Treat him gently if you can.  He’s a little young to play like a man. But don’t coddle him because only the test of fire makes a fine steel. Let him have the courage to be impatient.  Let him have the patience to be brave.

Teach him not to be ordinary, that it takes courage to excel, and that he must excel.

Let him know that it is better to wear out than to rust out.

Teach him to associate himself with men of good quality for the protection of his reputation; for is better to be alone than in bad company.

He must know that when he is through improving, he is through.

Try to teach him to thank God every morning when he gets up that he has something to do that day which must be done, whether he likes it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do his best will breed in himself temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle man will never know.

He must learn to do his best at everything he attempts because a job poorly done stands as witness against the man who did it.

Teach him how to be humble if he wins and how to be a winner without winning; for he must understand that only one comes in first, but that every one is a winner if he has done his very best.

Teach him how to have faith in himself, in all that he does; because he will always have faith in mankind.

You must always teach him, for I am prejudice for him much more than you. Teach me to know when to help him up when he is down; when to leave him alone when he is low and on his own when he must get up and go.

I know this is a lot to ask, but I know it is possible because there were coaches in my past, so, when he comes to you today, offer him your hand and try to make him an athlete, but first a man.

Sincerely,

A Father

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Famous Sports Quotes

  • Consider for a moment what we achieve from athletics – the sheer fun of playing – the building of a healthy and alert mind – stamina, courage, unselfishness and, most importantly, perhaps – the will to win.  – Robert Kennedy
  • The stories of past courage cannot supply courage itself.  For this each man must look into his own soul.  – John F. Kennedy
  • Only the man himself really knows his own limits.  And he’s no athlete unless he pushes himself to the limit.  – Anonymous
  • Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.  Ovid
  • Good luck is a lazy man’s estimate of a worker’s success. – Anonymous
  • Behind bad luck comes good luck.  – Gypsy Proverb
  • Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.  Eddie Rickenbacker
  • Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it.  – Anonymous

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #292: Coach- Take My Son and Make Him a Man . . .. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #278: Making/Winning Friends and Influencing People

Making/Winning Friends and Influencing People

Become a Friendlier Person

  1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
  2. Give honest, sincere appreciation.
  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.
  4. Become genuinely interested in the other person.
  5. SMILE!!!
  6. Remember that a person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
  7. Be a good listener.  Encourage others to talk about themselves.
  8. Talk in terms of other people’s interests.
  9. Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.

Win People to Your Way of Thinking

  1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
  2. Show respect for the other person’s opinions.  Never tell a person he or she is wrong.
  3. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
  4. Begin in a friendly way.
  5. Get the other person saying “Yes, Yes” immediately.
  6. Let the other person do a great deal of talking.
  7. Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
  8. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
  9. Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
  10. Appeal to the nobler motives.
  11. Dramatize your ideas, throw down a challenge.

Be a Leader . . . .

  1. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
  2. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
  3. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  4. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
  5. Let the other person save face.
  6. Praise the slightest improvement and praise your improvement.  Be “heartly in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
  7. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
  8. Use encouragement.  Make the fault seem easy to correct.
  9. Make the other person happy doing the thing you suggest.

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Team Play . . .

“T-E-A-M” has to be one of the most trenchant words in the language.  It’s so meaningful, in fact, that our politicians, business people, and advertising hucksters have made a cliche’ out of it.

What is every athlete’s most treasured memory that he caries with him all his life?  It is his team experience:  the guys he played with, the give and take in the locker room, sharing the elation of winning and the heartache of losing.

That’s where the real lessons of sport are learned:  learning to live and play with a lot of different guys, not liking a guy, but playing with him; sacrificing for the team; putting the team ahead of everything else.

How Do You Play With The Team?

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #278: Making/Winning Friends and Influencing People. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #274: How Did you Play?; Be a Man . . .

How Did You Play?

How did you play when the game was on, when the odds were great and the hope was gone,

When the enemy team, with aim so true, was dragging the victory away from you?

When strength and endurance quit, did honor keep pace with determined grit,

Did you keep the faith with the rules of the game? Did you play up square without fear or shame?

Did your smile of cheer make the team your friend, as you fought it through to the bitter end?

Did your self-respect rise a notch or two? Are you a biggest MAN now that the game is through?

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Be A Man…

Be understanding to your enemies… Be loyal to your friends,

Be strong enough to face the world each day… Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone,

Be generous to those who need help… Be frugal with what you need yourself…

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything,

Be foolish enough to believe in miracles,

Be willing to share your joys… Be willing to share the sorrows of others,

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed… Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

Be the first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

Be the last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not stumble.

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

BE LOVING TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #274: How Did You Play?: Be a Man . . .. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #235: Eleven Goal Lines for Team Membership

Eleven Goal Lines for Team Membership

The following opportunities:

  1. To learn football.
  2. To cultivate physical and mental stamina.
  3. To improve and develop skills.
  4. To widen a circle of friends by communicating with members of opposing teams and communities.
  5. To express and exemplify good sportsmanship.
  6. To build up true friendships with squad members.
  7. To compete with confidence and follow through with commitment.
  8. To associate with coaches and members that are involved with athletics.
  9. To enjoy one of the greatest heritages of youth, the privilege to play the game – the great game of football.
  10. To be involved with the four downs of life:  1.  The home.   2.  The school.  3.  The church.  4.  The community.
  11. To learn that violation of a rule of the game brings on a penalty and that this same consequence follows in the game of life.

BRON BACEVICH – Roger Bacon – June, 1977

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Thought Conditions

  • Most men fail not because they aim too high – but because they aim at nothing.
  • The only real limitations we encounter are those which we place on our own mind!!!
  • The self-motivated man is one who has developed more of the God-given potential all of us possess!
  • All men are created with an equal opportunity to become unequal.
  • You are where you are because of the dominated thoughts that occur in your mind.
  • You rise or fail, succeed or fail, by the image you hold in your own mind.

DO IT NOW!!!

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #235: Eleven Goal Lines for Team Membership. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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